Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Received from Kathy Rose

Look what arrived this morning! This gorgeous red carton came to me from Cathy Rose. Among other things, it contained ATC, a tiny teddy, and an array of beads, dangles, metal rimmed tags and other goodies.

Thank you very much, Kathy.

Monday, 29 September 2008

Rho Gregory Received her Carton

Rho's carton arrived in Kansas City, USA.
Here's the link to her blog post:

Sunday, 28 September 2008

Two Cartons Received

Jill Sullivan recieved Art in a Carton from Kathy Rose and Elizabeth O'Donnell.

Here's the link to Jill's blog post:


Poinsettia Posy

For this box, I made flowers (see the "Pretty Pegs" tutorial on Art Angelix) in one size only.

I covered an oval papier mache box with paper, added two kinds of ribbons as a lid trim, and affixed twelve little flowers to the lid.

The bottom of the box is decorated with a paper trim that I discovered serendipitously while trying out a new snowflake punch. I wasn't happy with the snowflakes, but I found a wonderful use for the punch. I'll show you that tomorrow, after I've taken photos of the steps involved.

I has one flower over, so I stuck it to the side of the box as a focal point.

The box will be popped into one of the cartons I'm sending out this week.

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Kimberly Miller

Kimberly Miller, in Arizona - USA, recived her first carton today.

Here's the link to her blog post:

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Brittney's Carton

Brittney Young from Michegan, USA received her carton.

Here's a link to her blog post:

Saturday, 20 September 2008

Received from Barbara St. Jacques

Yesterday my mailman delivered a package from Barbara in Ludlow, USA, that was covered on the outside with the stamped message "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life" (Picasso). That certainly proved true of Barbara's sea-themed carton and its contents.

The first item I drew from the box was a deep purple cloth decorated with silver butterflies. Unfortunately, the photo only offers a hint of them. Then emerged a box of beads, a beautifully made mini journal, stickers, magnets, felt embellishments, and the most wonderful pair of tiny, hand sewn and embroidered felt shoes I've ever held in my hands.

Thank you very much indeed, Barbara!

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Mollye Self

Mollye from Shreveport, USA, received her carton yesterday.

Here's a link to her blog post and photo.


Saturday, 13 September 2008

Norma Soulet

Norma Soulet in Arizona, USA received her carton.

Here is a link to her blog post and photo.

Received from Marilyn Morrison

I received this carton of goodies today from Marilyn Morrison. What a range of good art: a tin shrine, a delightful tiny matchbox shrine, an art doll, a tiny "Sweet Annie" journal with pictures and quotes, and some beaded inchies. Thank you (again) Marilyn.

Marilyn's Blog:

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Carol Desjarlais

Carol Desjarlais of Maine, USA received her carton.

She wrote: I am thrilled... absolutely thrilled. I have been saving up baubles and daubles and making tiny things to share in the cartons.... I have made something no one else makes and you will be thrilled, I know, for I send the story along with it.

Here's the link to Carol's blog post.

Saturday, 6 September 2008

Bottle Art Doll

A couple of weeks back, my neighbour (Fred) asked me if I could use this bottle. I took one look and the bottle spoke to me. I knew right away what it was, in art language, so I said, "Yes, I'll give it a head and wings." Fred laughed, because he's now accustomed to me saying things like that. The doll came together quickly and beautifully. The next day, I showed it to Fred, and he was astounded.

Though I'd really like to have kept her myself, the doll is now on its way to someone in one of the Cartons.

Cartons Galore!

After weeks of "life" getting in the way of "real life", I finally managed to play catch up and get all the cartons in progress wrapped and labeled, ready to go. Now I'm back on schedule, thank goodness.

This week, I mailed cartons out to the following artists: Kathy Rose, Deana Hager, Lois Richter, Mieke Bronckers, Barbara St. Jacques, Michele Witchell, Carol Desjarlais, Joan Roland, Rhonda Gregory, Patti Edmon, Brittney Young, Joan Roland, and Mollye Self.